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Posted: 29 May 2000 1:06PM GMT
Edited: 29 Aug 2003 1:38AM GMT
EVERYTIME SOMEONE ASKS MY NAME, 1ST THEY CANNOT SPELL IT THEN THEY CANNOT PRONOUNCE IT. BUT ALWAYS THEY ASK WHAT IS THAT, I AHVE NEVER HEARD THAT BEFORE. ALWAYS WANT TO KNOW IF IT IS GERMAN OR FRENCH. OH WELL.

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Ray Frausto (View posts)
Posted: 10 Apr 2001 3:17PM GMT
I was told by my father, Ramon Frausto Sr. who himself was born in Mexico city,
that his grandfather was of german jewish descent, and the original surname
was Fraustenberg, later changed to Frausto to sound spanish in mid 1800's.

From there the name remained the same, yet the offsprings were many and they
spread throughout Mexico, Baja California, Texas, Chicago, etc.

I'm a Frausto

Veronica Frausto (View posts)
Posted: 28 Apr 2001 7:15PM GMT
I'm a Frausto from Chicago. Just wanted to say hello.

Hey now!

Veronica Frausto (View posts)
Posted: 1 May 2001 11:28AM GMT
I'm veronica in CA are you the veronica in chicago that met betito cuevas?

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Armando Montes (View posts)
Posted: 24 Dec 2001 6:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
There is a surname Frauenberg and also a coat of arms

Re: I'm a Frausto

Brandi Frausto (View posts)
Posted: 2 Apr 2006 3:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
Wher in the Chicago area? My entire Frausto family are from the Lockport/Joliet area. My great aunt and uncles still live there!

Re: surname

Posted: 25 Apr 2009 4:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
my last name is frausto and my family is from Zacatecas, MX in a small village called "remudadero de abajo" i always wanted to know were my last name came from ever since i was little. are there any Frausto's in SOCAL
Posted: 14 Aug 2009 8:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Interesting story but almost 100 percent inaccurate. The name Frausto has been in existence since the middle-ages. It is a derivation of the Latin Faustinus and is a Portugese medieval given name, itself a derivative of Faustis.

A "given name" is your first name, which in this case means that someone took on this given name as their last name.

SInce inherited surnames are a relative invention of modernity coming into widespread existence in European society during the times of imperial european expansions and colonization -- this due to administrative purposes -- the name Frausto likely became fixed and inherited as a surname, from the 17th century at its earliest and onward.

This would put the Frausto name into the era of Spanish and Portugese colonial expansion in the new world.

The first Frausto likely arrived in colonial Mexico in the 1600's or early to mid -1700's at the very latest.


Re: surname

Posted: 23 Aug 2009 3:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Your comments re the Frausto surname are speculative, and have no foundation to the truth since no proof can be provided. Similar to prior posts from others re same subject. Fact is many European surnames even prior to the discovery of the New World, have been changed to "fit in" with the times and locale, wherever these persons migrated to. Btw same applies to Asian, or other Indigenous surnames.

A typical contemporary example would be right after WWII, were thousands of Nazi party members, followers, sympathyzers, collaborators comprised of Germans, Polish, Italians, Slavs, Russians and other European countries scaped to South America. Many founded colonies in the Amazon area, which covers many countries, also mingled with local populace and changed their European surname so they would "fit in". As well as make it more difficult for the allies to find them.

So to many people the origin of their surname has been passed down by relatives, a very personal version of the roots and history of their surname. Some may be verified, other mere especulation. And in some cases purposedly fabricated. One thing for certain, no one can make a statement based on a few google searches, whereby they feel they are an authority on the subject.


Re: surname

Posted: 3 Jun 2012 5:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Frausto or DeLaPena
Just started reading this thread recently . Trying to fill in my family tree . I,m Shawn Frausto from SoCal my father was Johnny born in Laredo ,my grandpa Joseph Anthony born in either San Antonio TX or Vera Cruz Mexico and my great grandpa Jose Maria ,who fought with Pancho Villa ,born in Saltillo Mexico . I have several cousins and aunts and uncles here in SoCal named Frausto . Looking for any info on Frausto or DeLaPena surname living in Saltillo .
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